Keynote: The Future of Agile


Agile as a software movement has just reached the decade mark, though some of the seminal processes such as Scrum and XP had their genesis years earlier. In honor of this milestone, we’ll take a look at Agile and compare it to the "Many Worlds" theory of Quantum Mechanics to draw analogies between Agile done well and agile done poorly. Finally, we’ll dig into a key principle underlying Agile, the principle of reducing work in progress. We’ll discuss how that principle can be applied in your organization today to provide incremental and sustainable improvements to your software delivery.


  • Todd Girvin

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    Todd Girvin co-founded Improving Enterprises in August, 2004 and now heads the company’s Microsoft Technology Practice. He is a long-time entrepreneur and consultant, architecting and building software systems, coaching and training scores of companies in agile methods and developer best practices. Mr. Girvin contributes to the technical direction of Improving and to the developer community at large through public speaking and co-organizing AgileDotNet, and by consulting with customers regarding business, technology, and team solutions.

  • Jef Newson

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    Mr. Newsom is a co-founder and Vice President at Improving Enterprises, Inc., a full service technology consulting company based in Dallas with offices in College Station, TX and Columbus, OH. Jef has played roles of developer, architect, team lead, to chief getter of breakfast tacos. He has been working as a consultant and trainer to Fortune 100 and emerging companies for over 15 years and specializes in Agile software development using technologies such as Java and .NET. Jef has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP in C# and Solutions Architecture and was one of the first 100 people in the world to receive the intensive certification, Microsoft Certified Architect, Solutions. He spends most of his free time with his beautiful family.

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Feb 25, 2011

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